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January 18th, 2013
Going a collective 4-2 in district play after totalling just two wins a year ago is a good start. And todayâ€™s games at Abilene Wylie will provide yet another barometer for just how much Sweetwaterâ€™s varsity basketball teams have improved this season.
Sweetwaterâ€™s girls (3-1 in district) will tie Wylie (4-0) for the lead in District 4-3A if they can upset the Lady Bulldogs, the two-time defending state champions and currently ranked No. 18 in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll.
Sweetwater beat Snyder 56-45 Tuesday, while Wylie defeated Greenwood (3-1) 69-43 in its last outing.
The Sweetwater junior varsity girls basketball team has a perfect 18-0 record overall and is 4-0 in District 4-3A play entering todayâ€™s 5 p.m. game at Abilene Wylie.
The team includes, front row from left, Maddie Jones, Lexi Castillo and Jasmine Reddic; middle row, Abby McPherson, Jaya Atkins, Nisha Williams, Gabby Reyes and Cierra Knox; and top row, coach Amy Clark, Bianca Castillo, Shaneese Brown, Morgan Whitley and manager Holly Johnson.
Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s sub-varsity teams went 2-2 when they played at Snyder on Tuesday, with both girls teams winning.
Sweetwaterâ€™s JV girls are now 18-0 overall (4-0 district) after winning 41-27.
Cierra Knox had 12 points while Abby McPherson ad-ded nine points, Maddie Jones eight, Bianca Castillo and Shaneese Brown four and Gabby Reyes and Mor-gan Whitley two apiece for the Lady Mustangs.
Sweetwaterâ€™s freshman girls also won, 32-15, as they improved their records to 10-5 overall and 3-1 in district play.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Isaiah McGee (4) is guarded by Snyderâ€™s Malik Davis during the teamsâ€™ district game in Snyder on Tuesday.
Sweetwater goes to Wylie on Friday.
The Blackwell girls bask-etball team got its first win in District 14-A, Division II play Tuesday by defeating Veribest 35-25. Stephanie Metcalf had 11 points while Brooklyn Harris had eight, Bethany Breaux and Hailey Bennett seven and Eliza-beth Rozzlle two for the Lady Hornets, who are 1-7 in district and 2-15 overall.
Blackwell led by just two points, 21-19, until outscor-ing Veribest 14-6 in the fourth quarter as it avenged a district-opening loss when the teams played Dec. 11.
Sweetwaterâ€™s Shane Mob-ley and Liz Miller have been chosen to serve as assistant coaches for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) all-star games that will be held in Abilene on June 8.
Mobley, Sweetwater High Schoolâ€™s head football coach and athletic director, will be an assistant for the North team in the football game at Shotwell Stadium.
SNYDER â€” Sweetwaterâ€™s basketball teams usually donâ€™t have a lot of success winning at Snyder. But both of them posted impressive victories on Tuesday to remain near the top of the District 4-3A standings.
Both teams go to first-place Wylie this Friday.
Sweetwater boys 65, Snyder boys 49
Sweetwater (1-1, 12-8) led from the second quarter on, but Snyder (0-2, 4-16) was able to throw a big scare into the Mustangs until they ended the game on a 16-5 run to claim their first win in district play.
Highland won both ends of a basketball doubleheader Tuesday when its teams made the short trip to face in-county rival Roscoe, as both of the visiting teams stayed unbeaten in District 13-A, Division II.
Highlandâ€™s girls (21-3, 4-0) solidified their hold on first place with a 41-20 win, while the boys (8-11, 2-0) kept their district record spotless by beating Roscoe 35-23.
Highlandâ€™s defense held Roscoe to four first-half points in the girls game as the Lady Hornets built a 19-4 advantage en route to ther ninth straight win overall.
The Sweetwater High School varsity girls basketball team, which is 16-10 overall and 2-1 in district play, will play at Snyder at 6:15 p.m. today with the boys game at 7:30.
Standing from left are Kendra Crosson, Suede Shirley, Kathleen Campbell, coach Al Miller, Shelby Cason, Kelsi Crosson, Taylor McPherson, manager Ziggy Collins; kneeling, Hayley Brownlow, Elise Lawrence, Janell Walker, Kayla Chowning.
Sweetwater will be taking on a pair of desperate teams when the Lady Mustangs and Mustangs go to Snyder for a key District 4-3A bas-ketball doubleheader today.
While the Sweetwater and Snyder boys are both 0-1 in district play, Sweetwaterâ€™s girls â€” who will tip off the doubleheader at 6:15 p.m. â€” are 2-1 while Snyder is off to an 0-3 start. The Lady Mustangs need a win to stay on the heels of 4-3A co-leaders Wylie and Green-wod, both 3-0, who have an early showdown in Green-wood today.